Everything Is Never Quite Enough

Everything Is Never Quite Enough

by Wasis Diop
     
 

After a good deal of time on the world music scene, Wasis Diop finally received his first best-of compilation in 2003 dually on Mercury and Wrasse with Everything Is Never Quite Enough. The tracks appearing on the album are culled from his previous three albums Wasis Diop Sings Hyenes (the soundtrack to a film directed by his late brother), No Sant…  See more details below

Overview

After a good deal of time on the world music scene, Wasis Diop finally received his first best-of compilation in 2003 dually on Mercury and Wrasse with Everything Is Never Quite Enough. The tracks appearing on the album are culled from his previous three albums Wasis Diop Sings Hyenes (the soundtrack to a film directed by his late brother), No Sant, and Toxu, as well as the stray album-opening "Le passeur" from L'Odyssee de l'Espece. Despite his obvious classification into the world music genre, Diop carries influences from far and wide and incorporates them all into his music, be they of the world variety or otherwise. Jazz and rock have perhaps the strongest roles within his music, but only in tangential ways. The sound can best be described as pop, but in a manner entirely different from the usual (and now negative) connotations of the label. Vocals are always the lead instruments, and Diop's guitar the second, with instruments both European and African taking their places further down in the pecking order, but adding subtle effects to the main sound structure gives the songs their real emotion and flavor. Without going into detail of the multiple varied influences and contributions of various musics on each song (which changes from track to track), one can simply summarize the album as a collection of works influenced by the concept and execution of travel, both physically and musically. It's an extremely high quality affair, and fans of African music (though not purists), cross-cultural sounds, and quality in general should be quite pleased with the results.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2004
Label:
Triloka Records
UPC:
0801298203520
catalogNumber:
82035

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wasis Diop   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Wally Badarou   Musician
Loy Ehrlich   Musician
Steve Shehan   Musician
Matthew Vaughan   Musician
Lokua Kanza   Musician
Yasuaki Shimizu   Musician
Patrick Goraguer   Musician
Yvan Cassar   Conductor
Marc Marder   Musician
Eric Travaille   Musician
Phillip Osman   Musician
Pierre Jaconelli   Musician
Idrissa Diop   Musician
Oliver Delevingne   Musician
Olivier Mellano   Musician
Loïc Taillebrest   Musician
Lionel Wending   Musician
Alex Barcelona   Musician
Giovanni Cremonini   Musician
Xavier Derouin   Musician
Stefano Genovese   Musician
Jean Paul Korea   Musician
Christian Seguret   Musician

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer
Jerry Harrison   Composer
Stephanie Caisson   Engineer
Wasis Diop   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Loy Ehrlich   Composer
Herve Le Coz   Engineer
Yoro N'Gueye   Contributor
Stone   Engineer
Bertrand Mougin   Producer,Executive Producer
Beth Hirsch   Composer
Yvan Cassar   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lena Fiagbe   Composer
Alain Ganne   Engineer
Bertrand Chatnet   Engineer
Ibnou Leiti M'Baye   Contributor
Christophe Marais   Engineer
Virginie Borgeaud   Producer
Marcel Albert   translation
Caroline Molko   Producer,Executive Producer
Xavier Derouin   Composer
Christian Larrède   Liner Notes
Eric Chaevalier   Arranger,Producer
Eric Chevalier   Producer
Jean Marie Leau   Producer

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